I'm not normally a fan of A.net, but this one actaully poses a good point as to the whole overpaid pilot things. It will be interesting to see what sort of garbage follows it, but the original poster had some good thoughts. (bad spelling= tired) A.net thread
Yup. The guys on the ANA flight I was on probably used up their time in the trip they made from NRT to IAD and then back. But still, you figure that's three days away from home. And they're the lucky guys. The get all their flying done in one trip. Whereas you have to do three, four flights a day to get things done, and that means you're sitting a crew lounge somewhere for a lot longer.
I think its funny how people responded to me "overestimating" peoples pay...theres a reason i did that..to be more conservative with it and make a better point. If its less than that.. makes my point more...of course that wasn't including pension and insurance, but that stuff is minor compared to the bulk pay.